Any style, any sound, any time. Quality meets quantity. Let's make records.
5+ years of experience with DAWs (Logic Pro, Ableton Live)
15+ years of piano performance, composition and recording (clasically trained)
Professional high quality production
Have made, composed and performed music in Venezuela, Miami, Colorado, Los Angeles and Seattle
Recording, arranging, mixing, mastering, and then moving on to the next track and next project
200+ projects in genres varying from EDM, pop, hip hop, reggaeton, dubstep, downtempo, and film scoring!
I make instrumentals for your vocals, or develop vocals for your instrumental. I can also make both.
What sets me apart is my versatility. Can always work with your timeline and vision. As well as your revisions.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Shai Flores Music
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I wrote the music behind the production that won one of the four ICON Collective 2018 Studio Collaboration Contests. This was a collaboration between two other producers and myself and I kicked off the creation of that EP on the piano.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: beat production for rappers
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Luke Enderle
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both because digital can achieve the unimaginable but analog just sounds so rich and warm and beautiful.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: 7 days or less guaranteed. Unlimited revisions allowed.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The ability to create my own schedule and balance my workload, plus I'm doing what I love to do when no one is looking.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long will it take? My answer is 1-7 days every time.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Making music is all fun and creative activity; mixing, mastering and audio editing can be mundane and repetitive
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the message of your music? What is the feel? How would you describe your style?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Take advantage of what I can teach you as well as what I can create for you
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Nord Stage 3 EX, Yamaha Montage 8, Genelec speakers, UA Apollo Quad
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been freelancing production work and musical work for over 10 years. My Bachelors of Science is in Civil Engineering but most of my free time is spent making music for myself and others.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Fresh and real
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Max Martin because he is one of the leading voices in the music industry and has worked with an insane amount of talent.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: A mix is never done, only abandoned
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop, Downtempo, R&B, Soul, EDM, Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My arrangement, piano skills, toplines and basslines
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A creative approach to music that is also effective and objective. My passion and drive to create content that people love makes me the producer I am.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: The client and I chat about the vision and objective and I get to work immediately. I draft something quick and improve it until it sounds just right. Then I revise with my client until the client is happy with the work.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Studio Trends 46" desk with Adam A7Xs and NS10M Studio Pair, a Macbook Pro 15", a UA Apollo Twin MKII Duo Interface, a Juno DS88, an SM7B, Ableton Live and heaps of software (VST, AUDs, Kontakt Komplete Ultimate 11)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Max Martin, Dr. Dre, Juan Luis Guerra
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Ghost production, develop top lines and piano melodies and basslines for their personal music. Scoring videos for vlogs and commercials.